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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Boston, MA.


Read the Asian Family Violence Report: A Study of the Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, South Asian and Vietnamese Communities in Massachusetts

Family Violence Prevention Fund
San Francisco, CA.


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General Information

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Violence Against Women Office
Since 1995, the Violence Against Women Office (VAWO) has handled the Departments legal and policy issues regarding violence against women.
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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE.
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
When the phone lines to the National Domestic Violence Hotline opened in February 1996, victims of domestic violence across the nation finally had a resource available to them toll-free, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
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California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a statewide coalition of rape crisis centers and prevention programs founded in 1980.
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CDC - Division of Violence Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has focused on violence prevention since the early 1980s, when efforts included the prevention of youth violence, suicide, and suicide attempts.
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iVillage.com - Domestic Abuse Resource Center
Log onto this women's site, which has a section on domestic violence - how to identify, how to get help, and other valuable resources.
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Donaldina Cameron House
Donaldina Cameron house is a faith-based agency that has served the Chinese and Asian community for the past 127 years.
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Family Violence Prevention Fund
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse.
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Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse is a Center within the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota.
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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCADV is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children.
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National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Serving as a central clearinghouse for the voluminous resources and research, the NSVRC provides a place to turn to for information, help and support.
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National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
To help prevent violence against women by advancing knowledge about prevention research and fostering collaboration among advocates, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.
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National Network to End Domestic Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals.
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San Francisco Women Against Rape
San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) was established in 1973 to support survivors of rape and sexual assault, their friends and family members, and to use education and community organizing as tools of prevention.
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Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape (formerly Men's Rape Prevention Project) empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence.
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Strengthen Our Sisters
Strengthen Our Sisters is a grassroots, community based, nonprofit, 77 bed shelter program serving homeless/battered women and children. The mission of Strengthen Our Sisters is dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence, poverty, and abuse by restoring balance and harmony through individual empowerment.
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Violence Against Women Office
Since its inception in 1995, the Violence Against Women Office (VAWO) has handled the Departments legal and policy issues regarding violence against women.
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Toolkit to End Violence Against Women
Letter from U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (PDF) To provide concrete guidance to communities, policy leaders, and individuals engaged in activities to end violence against women, the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women developed the Toolkit To End Violence Against Women.
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Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE)
Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) provides services to survivors of domestic violence and their families as well as survivors of sexual assault in Sacramento County. WEAVE offers a vast array of crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling programs.
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VAWnet
VAWnet Library is an online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children.
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Wellesley Centers for Women
For more than a quarter century, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force, both behind the scenes and in the spotlight, promoting positive change for women and girls. The nation's largest women's research center, WCW is the powerful alliance of the Stone Center and the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College.
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AAPI-specific links

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Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
DVRP's mission is to address and prevent domestic violence in Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI) communities in the DC area.
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Apna Ghar (Our Home)
Apna Ghar is a domestic violence shelter serving primarily Asian women and children, and was the first Asian shelter of its kind in the Mid-Western United States.
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Asian (Women's) Self-Help Association
ASHA is a non-profit women's organization in the Washington D.C.- Baltimore metropolitan area providing support, information and guidance to women from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan.
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Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
The mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities. Founded in 1987, the Task Force represents a group of diverse Asian community leaders concerned about the incidence of domestic violence in Asian communities.
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Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM)
Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM) is a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to ending violence against Asian women and children, empowering Asian women and girls, and building stronger and safer communities.
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Maitri
Maitri is a free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that helps South Asian women facing domestic violence, emotional abuse or family conflict.
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Narika
Narika was founded in 1992 to address the problem of domestic violence in the South Asian community.
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Chaya
Chaya is a community-based non profit organization established in 1996 to serve South Asian women in times of crisis and need, and to raise awareness of domestic violence issues.
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New York Asian Women's Center
The New York Asian Women's Center works with women and children whose lives are affected by domestic violence, to enable them to live safe and independent lives.
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Raksha Inc.
Raksha, Inc. is a Georgia based, non-profit and tax-exempt social service organization providing South Asians in distress with multilingual support and referral services that are confidential and free of charge.
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SAKHI for South Asian Women
Sakhi for South Asian Women is a community-based organization in the New York metropolitan area committed to ending the exploitation and violence against women of South Asian origin.
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Sahara
Since its establishment in 1991, SAHARA has evolved into an innovative, dynamic non-profit organization serving South Asian residents of Southern California.
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Saheli
Saheli is a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas that provides assistance to Asian families seeking help in dealing with domestic violence and abuse.
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Samhati
Samhati, a non-profit organization of Bangladeshi women in the greater Washington area, was formed in November 1984. The purpose of the organization is to fund projects in Bangladesh, specifically aimed at improving the social and economic conditions of women and children.
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South Asian Women's Empowerment and Resource Alliance (SAWERA)
SAWERA - South Asian Women's Empowerment and Resource Alliance, provides free and confidential culturally-sensitive services to South Asian* women and children victims of domestic violence in Greater Portland, Oregon, USA.
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South Asian Women's NETwork (SAWNET)
Sawnet is a forum for those interested in South Asian women's issues. Includes domestic violence section.
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South Asian Network (SAN)
The South Asian Network (SAN) is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health and empowerment of people of South Asian origin living in southern California.
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AASRA
Aasra, or "shelter" in Hindi, was created in 1990 to provide culturally sensitive services to victims of domestic violence in the Asian Indian community.
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Asian (Women's) Self-Help Association
ASHA is a non-profit women's organization in the Washington D.C.- Baltimore metropolitan area providing support, information and guidance to women from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. ASHA provides a forum where South Asian women can interact and share their experiences in a friendly and confidential atmosphere.
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Michigan Asian Indian Family Services (MAIFS)
Michigan Asian Indian Family Services (MAIFS) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to serving the Asian Indian community in the metropolitan Detroit area.
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Manavi
Manavi's goal is to increase awareness of women's rights in society and encourage social change to end all violence against them.
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Kiran
KIRAN is a multi-cultural, non-religious, community based, South Asian organization. We promote the self-reliance and empowerment of South Asian women who are in crisis through outreach, peer support, and referrals in a confidential manner.
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Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
O U R M I S S I O N is to eliminate domestic violence in Asian & Pacific Islander communities by increasing awareness about the extent and depth of the problem; making culturally specific issues visible; strengthening community models of prevention and intervention; identifying and expanding resources; informing and promoting research and policy; and deepening our understanding and analyses of the issues surrounding violence against women.
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College-specific links

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Campus Outreach Services
COS is dedicated to offering speakers and programs on sexual violence for different audiences, a free web-based resource for researching sexual and gender violence, publications, video, and consulting services in association with Brett Sokolow and the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management.
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SpeakOut
SpeakOut: The North American Student Coalition Against Sexual Violence recognizes, unites, and enhances the efforts of campus activists throughout North America, working to end sexual violence. We promote public discourse on sexual violence, while changing social and political institutions.
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Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
The Higher Education Center's purpose is to help college and community leaders develop, implement, and evaluate programs and policies to reduce student problems related to alcohol and other drug use and interpersonal violence. The Center favors a comprehensive approach to prevention. Central to this approach is a mix of environmental management strategies to address the institutional, community, and public policy factors that contribute to these problems.
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Security on Campus, Inc.
Security On Campus, Inc. is a unique 501(c)(3) non-profit grass roots organization dedicated to safe campuses for college and university students. It was co-founded in 1987 by Connie & Howard Clery, following the murder of their daughter at Lehigh University.
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Rape Treatment Center - Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center
A safe, anonymous place for victims to obtain help and information about medical care, counseling, legal options, rape drugs and dating safety.
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Voices Not Victims
Voices Not Victims is part of Campus Violence Prevention Programs at UC Davis. This site provides information relevant to college students about sexual assault and rape.
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Campus Violence Prevention Program
The Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP) unit of the University of California, Davis, Police Department explores myths and exposes the realities of sexual violence, relationship violence, and hate related activity, focusing on prevention through education.
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